Tarek El Zomor during a Building and Development Party meeting in 2011 - Lilyan Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 6 May 2018: Egypt's general prosecution referred on Sunday 318 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province (ISIL-SP) to the military court on charges of planning terrorist attacks against military and police forces.
The list of defendants included the Egyptian national fugitive Tarek el Zomor, former chairman of Building and Development Party. El Zomor is accused of funding the terrorist activities in Egypt following July 2013.
El Zomor was among terrorists who assassinated former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat during a military parade on October 6, 1981 while celebrating the victory in war against Israel in 1973.
El Zomor served a prison sentence before he joined the Salafist Building and Development Party formed after January 25th revolution. He is currently the Chairman of Al Jama’a Al-Islamiyya and the Building and Development Party. He was also a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He is charged with a number of terror-related cases and inciting violence.